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In a Vase on Monday: Gather Ye Rosebuds

Gather ye Rose-buds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying. Robert Herrick: ‘To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time’, 1648 My vase today is simple but poignant: … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Scaling the Heights

Nearly everything about this Monday vase changed during its production – some of the contents, the prop, the actual vase itself, although not the title, which was triggered by the original inspiration, crab apple Malus ‘Evereste’. Originally joining the crab … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Zen

The simple but exquisite beauty of this chrysanthemum, ‘Kiyomi No Meisui’, is the ideal candidate to provide the focus for a meditation and summon up a sense of peace and relaxation. Positioned in a black glass ikebana dish, held in … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Taking Phyllis’ Fancy

With the demise of the dahlias and any lingering blooms in the cutting beds, finding blooms for a Monday vase has suddenly got a lot harder – not that we need fresh blooms, as we showed in last week’s challenge. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Wanted, Dead or Alive!

Welcome to the 8th anniversary of In a Vase on Monday, a meme inadvertently started when I needed an incentive to pick things from the garden every week, a habit I had got out of some years previously due to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Slow and Steady

Today’s vase is a single stem of greenhouse fantasy chrysanthemum ‘Salhouse Joy’, buds just breaking into bloom at the end of last month, enabling an appearance in the first vase of November. Growth has been slow and steady throughout the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sweet

Welcome to In a Vase on Monday, the Monday meme where for nearly eight years we have been finding material from our gardens or foraged nearby to pop into a vase or other receptacle (or no receptacle at all) and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Time to Push Up the Daisies?

Whilst clearing the contents of the cutting beds, I have sometimes hesitated, holding back the secateurs and erring on the side of caution and leaving some of the annuals a little longer; calendula have fallen into this category although really … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Airy Fairy

No doubt I have used this title before in a previous post, but it suited the lighter and more delicate stems of the contents of this Monday’s vase, a contrast to the chunkier and more dominant dahlias and zinnias that … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Single But Happy

Many blooms in the garden are increasingly on borrowed time, partly in the knowledge that we could have frosts at any time (although this didn’t happen until early in November in the last two years) and partly because annuals have … Continue reading

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